Location: St. John, USVI
I feel like we really got a peak into the crews inner weird today. If you haven’t come across this concept before i shall explain: it is a point at which people spontaneously feel comfortable (or at least regard it as socially acceptable) to take your cheesecake out of your mouth so as to better facilitate laughing at the realisation that the person next to you looks like a garden gnome whilst wearing their hood, whilst simultaneously wearing your own like a pharaonic headdress, then resuming working on your cheesecake when able. If this loses something in interpretation then thats understandable – maybe you had to be there – but thats what makes the vibe on Argo pretty special.
As per, the day started with wake ups. I really like getting to do wake ups. Everyone has a preferred method, and mine is talking a lot at everyone regardless of whether or not they’re awake yet. Eventually they get sucked into my web of words. After this the aim of the day was to get Argo ready to head for Annapolis tomorrow. So whilst we were taking covers off and lashing diving equipment, we were also moving Argo over to St Thomas where we took on a bunch of fuel and provisions. Following this we came back around to St John and rounded the day off with a lifeworks forum. Though this trip is somewhat longer than a normal AQ session and we have the chance to get to know everyone around us that much better as a result, this is a really good opportunity to get introspective and also for the crew to get to know each of its constituents at a deeper level.